1. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  3. Music Inspired By Baadddasssss Cinema: the Sounds of Blaxploitation

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers talk the talk, and some may even try to walk the walk, but to get a true understanding of what it means to be a real badass, look no further than this sterling compilation. Rappers talk the talk, and some may even try to walk the walk, but to get a true understanding of what it means…

  4. I Believe

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. He…

  5. Billboard Unveils New Rap Chart

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles, Billboard has introduced Hot Rap Tracks, a 25-position chart based on radio airplay information supplied by Nielsen BDS. The n Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles,…

  6. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  7. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  9. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  10. Settlement Reached For Master P Studio

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A lawyer for Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has reached a settlement that will allow the rap mogul to avoid selling his unfinished Baton Rouge, La., recording studio at a sheriff's auction. The ra A lawyer for Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has reached a settlement that will…

  11. Financial Woes Force Sale Of Master P Studio

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording studio to settle unpaid construction bills and other debts. The rap mogul announced plans for the $10 million Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording…

  12. Age of the Sun

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor Control (OTC) co-founder Bill Doss largely abandons the experimental bent of his former band for a more straight In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor…

  13. Vanguard Assembles Folk 'Songs Of Freedom'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of Freedom," a 16-song compilation of inspiring folk anthems recorded by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of…

  14. Music

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "Music," Erick Sermon makes his triumphant return to the game with his J Records debut of the same name. You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "…

  15. Mahogany Soul

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST On her second album—and first for J Records—a more confident Stone polishes the promise delivered on 1999's Black Diamond to an eye-squinting gleam. On her second album—and first for J Records—a more confident Stone polishes the promise delivered on 1999's Black Diamond to an eye…

  16. Billboard Radio Celebrates A Decade Of Top Albums.

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST The 30 most successful albums of the last 10 years will be counted down in order on a special two-part edition of "The Billboard Radio Countdown" beginning today at <A HREF="http://www.billboardradio. The 30 most successful albums of the last 10 years will be counted down in…

  17. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  18. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…

  19. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  20. A Funk Odyssey

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Epic EK 85954 Epic EK 85954 Jamiroquai is incredibly beloved by many around the world—especially throughout Europe, where its new album debuted at No. 1 in numerous markets. While the odds of this happening in this U.S. are (unfortunately) slim, fans of the Jay Kay-fronted outfit will find…

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